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Gall: An abnormal growth or swelling in a plant. The formation of a gall may be induced by infection of the plant with bacteria or fungi, ..read more
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Cupule: A cup-like sheath surrounding or enclosing certain fruits, e.g. the acorn of Quercus (Oaks).* The acorns on this English oak ( ..read more
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Pterocaulous: With winged stems.* Euonymus alatus, also known as winged euonymus or burning bush, is a common garden shrub from Asia ..read more
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Twining: Coiling or spiraling around a support (usually another stem) for climbing.* Many plants climb by twining. For example, dog- ..read more
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She gardens. He pots. Between them they have created an impressive seven-outdoor-room garden in midtown Creemore, Ontario.  The combined ..read more
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Receptacle: In flowers and fruits, tissue to which all the floral whorls are attached.* A strawberry is not a berry at all. It is ..read more
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Hastate: Arrowhead-shaped with basal lobes pointing outward from the midvein.* Blue vervain (Verbena hastata), as the species name ..read more
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Sarmentose: Having long, thin runners (stolons).* Strawberries produce long runners, with new plantlets rooting along the ground. The ..read more
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Ligule: The membranous appendage arising from the inner surface of the leaf at the junction with the leaf sheath in many grasses and some ..read more
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Choosing hundreds of stone sculptures, crating and shipping them from Zimbabwe to botanical gardens across the world is one thing. Packing ..read more

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